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XCOM 2 announced for November 2015 release

2K Games has confirmed XCOM 2 will be released in November 2015.

Prepare for the permadeath because XCOM 2 is coming to PC, Mac and Linux in November, as the sequel to the rich strategy game that is XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

Arriving from publisher 2K Games and developer Firaxis Games, it’s the same team bringing you XCOM 2 as the original game.

The game has been teased for some time through a website for the Advent Administration, which is a futuristic government that advertises gene therapies and other technologies that rid humankind of illnesses.

But the website was seemingly (deliberately) hacked and suggested that not everything is as rosy as it seems.

XCOM 2 is set 20 years in the future when aliens control the Earth. The XCOM are now hampered by limited resources and have to evade the aliens using their new mobile HQ.

You’ll need to use a combination of firepower and stealth tactics to recruit new soldiers. build a resistance networks and ultimately expose the alien agenda to save humanity.

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“Firaxis proved they could reimagine a beloved franchise with XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a Game of the Year award-winning title,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “WithXCOM 2, the team is breathing new life into the series by adding an epic narrative and challenging players to overcome near impossible odds.”
“The feedback from the passionate XCOM community played an important role in the development of XCOM 2, driving us to push the visual, gameplay and replayability boundaries of what a strategy game can be,” said Jake Solomon, creative director of XCOM 2 at Firaxis Games. “We’re thrilled to implement long-time fan requested features such as procedural levels and modding support, as well as adding more of what makes XCOM great like new aliens, enemies and soldier classes.”


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